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Breast Reconstruction: Know Your Options and Decide What’s Best for You

by Courtney Floyd, PRMA Plastic Surgery

Breast reconstruction helps many women feel whole again after breast cancer. Thanks to a 1998 Federal Mandate it is covered by insurance.

Unfortunately, many breast cancer patients are not offered all options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy.

It is important women know they have several reconstructive options available today. These range from implants to “flap” techniques which use the patient’s own tissue to recreate a natural, warm, soft breast.

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